confer with


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Verb1.confer with - get or ask advice from; "Consult your local broker"; "They had to consult before arriving at a decision"
ask, enquire, inquire - inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"
References in classic literature ?
In the rearing of skyscrapers, it is now usual to have a temporary wire strung vertically, so that the architect may stand on the ground and confer with a foreman who sits astride of a naked girder three hundred feet up in the air.
2 : to compare views especially in studying a problem <The umpires decided to confer with one another.>
The company may need to report the incident to its insurance carrier and confer with legal counsel.